суббота, 18 мая 2013 г.

Scarves '13

Some scarves, as promised... various colours and textures, but one thing in common: they're all made from raw wool and raw wild silk (only one's got dyed silk in it, the second down). I tried to keep them as eco-friendly as possible, and I have to say: it feels good! :-)

пятница, 17 мая 2013 г.

My brand new Curly Cowls

YES! My new collection, "Snugly and natural", is now live on Etsy! :-) Here's part of it -- curly cowls and bactus scarves. Another bunch of photos (part 2) coming soon. All this items are made in an eco-friendly way: they haven't been dyed and were felted using the smallest possible amount of water; as for the soap, I used the fragrance and colour free olive oil soap which I really love. It has a wonderful effect on wool. Besides, it's really good for my skin (because I usually felt without rubber gloves).
It took me a while to get things started, then get them all done, I faced some difficulties organizing a proper workplace in my new home... so much so that this collection finally saw the light of day only in May.
However, even though summer is around the corner and three months of roasting in the sun are ahead of us, I never stop making warm things and keep preparing for the winter in advance :-) Moreover, here in England you can never tell what the weather is going to be like in the next couple of hours. And the wind from the sea is always chilly!

P.S. By the way, dear all! I am on Postcrossing.com now and would love to exchange beautiful postcards. http://www.postcrossing.com/user/Andzheevska
I'm open for a direct swap, so if you like sending and receiving postcards, just let me know somewhere in comments or via e-mail. I have many lovely postcards stored up :-) xx

четверг, 9 мая 2013 г.

A tiny wee peek into the new collection :-) There it is, my brand new curly bactus scarf in a bathtub, going through the process of final rinse. On the second picture, it had been wrung just before I spread it flat to dry.  

понедельник, 22 апреля 2013 г.

"Woollen Woods" by Canopy Project, Eden Arts

This amazing outdoor exhibition in a beautiful area of Cumbria, up north in UK, has now been opened for around a month. Have a look at all those lovely forest creatures! They are all made of wool; hence they can withstand elements until November, when the exhibition closes. 
Find more views in online gallery here https://canopyart.jux.com/
Photographs by Joanne Leary (Jo Leary Photography).

This owl is my favourite!

Some of my works are exhibited as well, moreover, I even have a small tree of my own, all decorated with felt flowers. Here they are.

I especially like this woollen apple tree. Looks great in this landscape.

...and some more cuties. 

воскресенье, 21 апреля 2013 г.

Laura and Cheryl

Some time ago I decided to create a couple of eco cushion covers. My goal was not to make just any old cushion cover, but something special, something that anyone would like to spend a lot of time with when resting at home, whether reading a book or having a nap. I believe I’ve achieved what I wanted thanks to the purity of the materials I’ve chosen.

(And yeah, I gave them names... this is Laura, made from BFL and a variety of silk, flax and hemp fibres).

The creation turned out to be true cushion covers for enjoyment. Being big and 100% wollen, they feel almost like something alive and cuddly. They’re made from undyed British Bluefaced Leicester and super thick Merino wool and decorated with a variety of undyed fibres. Don't fade, naturally moisture resistant. 

(This is Cheryl, made from sturdy chocolate brown Merino and decorated with lovely natural golden seacell fibres).